The Rays lost for the first time this spring to the Twins , in a 6-4, 10-inning battle. The injury stricken Desmond Jennings and Luke Scott, were both back in the lineup. Jennings doubled in the first inning and seemed to have no issue with the mild left ankle sprain incurred in Saturday’s game. Scott also didn’t seem too hampered by a tight left hamstring, going yard with a solo homer in the second.
Roberto Hernandez allowed three runs, two earned, on five hits and striking out three in four innings of work. Hernandez seemed pleased with his outing, saying,
I felt great today, I kept the ball down. … I’m very, very happy about [the way I’m progressing]. Every day I continue to work.
The Yankees will make the trek to Port Charlotte today for a 1:05 PM matchup. Alex Cobb is slated to make his fourth start of the spring, going up against Ivan Nova. Cobb has done well thus far, allowing just two earned runs in nine innings of, while striking out 12.
Rays and Yankees 3/12/13 Starting Lineup:
- The Rays announced that David Price will be the opening day starter on April 2nd against the Orioles.
- Luke Scott is not in the Rays lineup as he initially thought he’d be. That’s not too surprising, with this being a day game after night game, not to mention that the field is wet and he’s coming off the above mentioned hamstring injury.